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Just A Fraction of COVID-19 Vaccines Going To Those Over 60 In Rhode Island

January 22, 2021

Think the elderly should be first in line for the coronavirus vaccine? That’s not how it’s working out in the Ocean State.

In Rhode Island, as of Monday this week, there had been 51,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered. However, the large majority of that went to younger populations. To be exact, just 25 percent had gone to people ages 60 and over. Additionally, those who are ages 19 to 59 had received 74 percent of the state’s vaccines, as WPRI reports.

The groups of people who have been receiving the most vaccines in the state are “emergency department doctors, nurses and technical workers, along with employees and residents at long-term care facilities,” according to state figures reported by WPRI.

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